9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Indelicato et al

Pitch and wine in the ancient world: from Bruttium to Etna Mario Indelicato (University of Catania ), Daniele Malfitana (Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage of National Research Council ), Giuseppe Cacciaguerra (Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage of National Research Council) The project we intend to present is a spin-off of the project ‘Archaeology … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Gregory

Dugout Boat Reconstruction: Methods, Use and Applications of Naval Architecture Niall Gregory Available evidence shows that Ireland has one of the largest catalogue of dugout boats in Europe. The pedigree of their use in Ireland extends continuously from the Neolithic Period to documented accounts at the end of the 18th Century AD. Their prolific use, … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Inall and Sewpaul

An Experimental Archaeology Project Examining the Manufacture and Efficacy of Iron Age Bone Spearheads Yvonne Inall (University of Hull) & Naomi Sewpaul (University of Bradford) In Britain bone spearheads were in use from the Palaeolithic until at least the Iron Age (IA). This prolonged usage indicates these were effective weapons and form part of the … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Orłowska

Drilling through antler with wooden and bone drill bits: first observations and conclusions Justyna Orłowska Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń From the Stone Age comes a whole range of various kinds of artifacts made of antler (e.g. axes, hammer-adzes), distinguished by a presence of a large hole (diameter over 2 cm) in their structure. With … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Hurcombe and van de Noort

Riding the waves:  learning to build a Bronze Age boat Linda Hurcombe and Robert van de Noort Exeter University A team composed of academics, museum curators, volunteers and a professional shipwright have been building a boat modelled on the stitched plank bronze age craft from Ferriby.  The work has taken place in full view of … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Geoff M Smith

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. The efficiency of wooden projectiles: experimental observations and archaeological implications Geoff M. Smith (website) Post-Doc Researcher at RGZM: Palaeolithic Dept The recovery of wooden implements from sites such as Clacton and Schöningen have increased interest into how these implements were created and how effective they were. This … Continue reading

5th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Dawn Mooney et al

From the 5th Experimental Archaeology Conference, Reading, 2011. Firewood in Viking age Iceland: an experimental approach Dawn Mooney (1), Nikola Trbojevic (2) & Aidan Bell (2) 1) University of Aberdeenand 2) University of Iceland This paper presents the results of one of the first archaeological experiments to be carried out in Iceland, which aims to … Continue reading